St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

E-News October 15 2020

St. John's Parish Church

A Light for the Sea Islands since 1734

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SHARING Our love for God through Anglican worship
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Have you received the Stewardship Letter and pledge form?
Just a reminder that the form should be returned no later than Sunday November 8, 2020. You may return the form by placing in the offering plate, drop the form off at the church office, or mail to St. John's Parish Church PO Box 125, Johns Island SC 29457.

In everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18


Beginning Oct 18th 9 a.m - 12:00 p.m


9 a.m. Walton Hall in person
10:30 a.m. in the Church
Masks required indoors at all times
Nursery available 9 a.m - 12 p.m


Sunday October 18

Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 62
Revelation 3:15-22
John 3:16-21

Sermon-God's Promises "I Will Forgive Your Sins" by Fr. Jeremy+

Click here for Sundays Liturgy Sheet

Live Services on Facebook

8 a.m. Monday to Friday
9 a.m. Sunday

Send us your prayers through Facebook
Click here @stjohnsparishjohnsisland

Pick Up Communion Kits

9 - 11 a.m. Saturday Walton Hall
Pre-consecrated Communion wafers and wine will be available outside of the main entrance to Walton Hall for those watching Sunday service online.

Altar Flowers

October 11th, 2020. Altar flowers were given to the glory of God and in memory of the Rev. Brian Gill by Marjorie Gill.

St. John's Altar Flower Ministry designs new flower creations each week for Sunday Church Services. Flowers are individually selected and prepared on Friday. The cost to dedicate flowers is $70 for both vases or $40 for one. Please contact Sally Dixon by email ( or cell phone 843-709-4894.

Walton Hall Open for Small Groups

We are now open for small gatherings in the Main Hall only. Would your small group like to meet in Walton Hall? Contact Fr. Greg at 843-367-3342 to find out more and to schedule your meeting. All groups are to be socially distanced and require face masks. We will provide sanitizer, wipes, and face mask.
Join a Small Study Group - Click Here


13th Annual Feeding the Multitude Nov 21

Drive-through "Grab & Go" bag pick-up
Bag donations should be delivered to Neighborhood Captains no later than 9:00am November 14. If you are able to be a Neighborhood Captain or if you can provide one or more bags of food yourself (or with someone else to share the expense), please sign up with your commitment. Meemee Williams and Edith Dixon are tracking names and number of bags promised. Each family's groceries needs to be in a doubled paper bag with handles. If you need paper bags, we will provide them at the Church or deliver them to you.
What's needed in each Grab & Go bag?
2Ib. bag of rice
One 14-18 oz. can/jar or 2 packets of turkey gravy
Two 14-16 oz. cans of green beans
Two 14-16 oz. cans of yams or sweet potatoes
One box of stovetop stuffing mix
One 14-16 oz. can of cranberry sauce or dressing
One pkg. of Hawaiian rolls
One box of cookies or store-bought cookies
Approx. cost is $20 per bag ($17 at Walmart).

Once Neighborhood Captains collect the bags and check that they contain the ingredients, we ask that they deliver to Walton Hall on Wednesday, November 18, or Thursday, Nov. 19. If any ingredients are missing from the bags, we ask that they staple a note on the bag, so that the team can add the item. The FTM team will later add a frozen turkey to your bag.

You can also donate by check or use online giving. Add "Feeding the Multitude" to your check or online note.

Contact Meemee ( 843-559-3877 or Edith Dixon ( 843-830-5353 with any questions.

Attached is a flyer for Neighborhood Captains to give out. Be sure to fill in your contact information at the bottom so that they can reach you if they have questions. We will also have printed fliers that you can pick up at Walton Hall.
Click here for the event donation flyer.

Continuing Support for Our Lady Of Mercy

Can You Donate Canned Food?
Thank you for all the generous donations of canned food.
Please continue to drop of your donations of canned food when you visit Walton Hall on Saturday morning or Sunday morning. Specifically donations of canned meat and fish, canned fruit, and canned beans help families cope with the long-term effects of COVID-19 restrictions and other financial challenges.

Funds for Hurricane Relief

Servants Heart Disaster Relief (SHDR) is soliciting donations for Trinity Anglican Church (Lafayette, LA) to bring clean water and other supplies to those affected by Hurricanes Delta, Laura and Sally. Due to the pandemic, Servant's Heart would like to provide financial support. Any donation will be most helpful!

Contribution checks should be made out to St. John's Parish with SHDR in the "for" section. It can be mailed to St. John's (P.O. Box 125, Johns Island, SC 29457) or placed in the offering plate. You can also Give online via the website and Mobile App.

Stephen Haynsworth, John Siegling, Bill Anderson,
Servant's Heart Disaster Relief


Wellspring at Camp St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on two days, October 16 and 17, the gathering will help participants draw near to God and be immersed in his grace and mercy.
This year Susan Yates will be our speaker and Chelsea Hamshaw our worship leader. The retreat begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, with supper at 6:30 p.m. and ends Sunday morning, Oct. 25, after a service of Holy Eucharist. Phone Mary Kauser at 843-814-4035 to be put on a waiting list. Read More Here.


For Persecuted Churches

We pray for persecuted churches around the world. For the month of October we pray for the nation of India.

Heavenly Father, Christians and Christian churches in the India are suffering due to religious nationalism, persecution, and Covid-19. We lift them up in your Holy Name, asking for your mercy to surround them. We pray for the Christian churches in India to persevere through the power of the Holy Spirit. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Prayers for Healing

May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between
preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those who have no safe place to go.

May we who are losing our margin money
in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country,
let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot
physically wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.

For Times of Social Distress or Conflict

Increase, O God, the spirit of neighborliness among us,
that in peril we may uphold one another,
in suffering tend to one another,
and in homelessness, loneliness, or exile befriend one another.
Grant us brave and enduring hearts
that we may strengthen one another,
until the disciplines and testing of these days are ended,
and you again give peace in our time;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Trinity, Pinopolis
The Rev. Hal Fenters, rector
Deacon Chip Holmes

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer

The Provincial Office
Lee Hilts, treasurer, and his wife, Sarah
The Rev. Kirk Patterson, controller,
and his wife Tricia

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3673 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, South Carolina 29455
Post Office Box 125, Johns Island, South Carolina 29457
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